Google’s SPDY protocol is all about accelerating the web, with one major caveat. SPDY only works with Google’s Chrome browser. SPDY also benefits from SPDY protocol support on web servers, which is where a new offering from site optimization vendor Strangeloop comes into play.
The SPDY optimization reside on Strangeloop’s site optimizer appliances which leverage Linux as the underlying operating system.
“We implement a proxy that speaks SPDY to the Chrome browser and http to the server,” Strangeloop President, Joshua Bixby told InternetNews.com. “We also layer on specific layer 7 optimizations that complement SPDY.”